Mobile

The latest stories and expert advice about mobile marketing, including how-to guides to using QR codes, augmented reality, smartphone apps, and approaches for marketing to consumers on-the-go.

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Cross-Channel Sales to Grow, Spurred by In-Store Mobile Research

Jul 30, 2014 - Growth in cross-channel sales means it’s important for retailers to cater to consumers’ in-store behavior, so as not to alienate an increasingly mobile-savvy base. Comments

The Eyes Have It: Looking Ahead to Visual Web 2.0

all-seing-eye Jul 30, 2014 - The next phase of the visual Web, "Visual Web 2.0," will see images shifting from being units of communication to user interfaces - with the help of easy, useful image recognition technology. Comments

Verizon Smart Rewards Is a Sign of Things to Come

shutterstock-75943606 Jul 29, 2014 - Programs like Verizon Smart Rewards demonstrate that consumers are warming up to the idea of sharing data about themselves, as long as there is a benefit such as coupons or offers. Comments

Amazon’s Fire Phone May Add Another Layer to Mobile Marketing

amazon Jul 25, 2014 - Whether or not the phone is a hit with the public remains to be seen, but Amazon's new e-commerce-focused smartphone gives mobile marketers new technology to work with. Comments

Don’t Hold Your Breath Just Yet for Snapchat Monetization

snapchat-geofilters Jul 25, 2014 - The popular platform has new and rumored features, but marketers say it needs to roll out more tracking capabilities before it can legitimately claim a seat at the social network ad table. Comments

Mobile Is the Message for Facebook Q2 Earnings

facebook-mobile-blue Jul 24, 2014 - Mobile ad revenue surpasses desktop in Facebook's Q2 earnings, driven by m-commerce, an industry that is expected to generate $500 billion by 2017. Comments

Mobile and the Rise of Digital in China

China flag Jul 23, 2014 - There has been significant investment in mobile Internet access in China in recent years. What does this mean for marketers and how can they capitalize on the growing mobile population? Comments

Target’s "In a Snap" App Makes Catalogs, Ads Shoppable

in-a-snap-shop-this-ad-target Jul 23, 2014 - In an effort to drive further engagement, the new iOS app from the retail giant allows mobile shoppers to purchase products directly from select catalog pages. Comments

You Know Who the Consumer Is, Until You Don't

question-heads Jul 23, 2014 - As we continue to improve our skill levels as marketers, it's essential to recognize the areas where we might get caught by surprise. Here are some tips for how to spot and serve for the mobile data curveball. Comments

Yahoo Looks to Catch Up in Mobile With Flurry Acquisition

yahoonewspaper Jul 22, 2014 - Through the acquisition of Flurry, Yahoo will gain access to data from hundreds of thousands of apps and more than 1 billion mobile devices, a move that will empower the company to compete with Facebook and Google. Comments

Mobile Wallets Drive 40 Percent of Payment Activity

mobilesmartphones Jul 17, 2014 - Studies from Nielsen, PayPal, and the Federal Reserve Bank show the increasing number of people who make mobile payments and the various ways in which they do so. Comments

Mobile First, Second, and Third

mobile-email Jul 16, 2014 - If email marketers aren't leading the way in designing not just for a mobile-friendly world, but for a mobile-first one, they are missing out on huge conversion and marketing opportunities. Comments

In-Car Wi-Fi Will Create Opportunities for Advertisers Down the Road

chevrolet-4g-lte-campaign-04 Jul 15, 2014 - A recent announcement from Chevrolet about built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi furthers the availability of in-car functionality, which could bring opportunities for advertisers and allow marketers to eventually deliver much more targeted experiences by tapping into additional driver details. Comments

Native Advertising Wins in the Symphony of Mobile Life

mobileads Jul 14, 2014 - Marketers in APAC should embrace native advertising on mobile as a means to maximize both their return on investment and customer engagement rates. Comments

Can WeChat’s New Ad Service Rival Facebook and Twitter in APAC?

wechatimage Jul 14, 2014 - WeChat's new ad service allows registered companies to place ads on other corporate WeChat pages. Will this solution help the messaging service evolve into a major ad platform in the Asia-Pacific region? Comments

Brands Must Embrace Mobile Applications to Build Equity

mobile-apps Jul 10, 2014 - In today's mobile-first and increasingly mobile-only world, marketers must develop mobile applications that are relevant to their businesses and their customers in order to drive conversions. Comments

Twitter and Pinterest Lead Mobile Sharing Growth as Desktop Declines

sharethislogo Jul 10, 2014 - In Q2 of 2014, shares from smartphones and tablets increased by approximately 31 percent, while desktop shares declined by 6 percent. Twitter and Pinterest were the biggest drivers of mobile sharing growth. Comments

The World Cup’s Gone Mobile

world-cup-mobile Jul 10, 2014 - The growth of mobile is changing the way the world watches sports and never has this been more evident than with the 2014 World Cup. Comments

Tablet Magazine Advertising Adds Impact to Print Campaigns

digitalmagazine Jul 9, 2014 - A new study shows that ads in digital magazines are just as effective as print magazine ads, with household products earning the highest average reader recall scores in both formats. Comments

Mobile Retail Traffic Spiking, Sales Not So Much

mobile commerce Jul 9, 2014 - While mobile commerce continues to grow, consumers' conversion behavior is still a bit of a mystery to researchers and marketers. Comments

Cookie Run Boosts Messaging Apps' Revenue in Asia

cookierun Jul 8, 2014 - Mobile game Cookie Run has been working closely with messaging apps to generate revenue for both its messaging partners and its parent company Devsisters. Will its strategy prevail in the U.S.? Comments

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